The purpose of Bill of Rights is to insure that the legislature cannot bring these issues up for debate.  They are specified rights that are limited to the States, Federal Bill of Rights, or to the people themselves, State Bill of Rights. Yet we are bombarded every day on gun "control" by our elected officials.  Therefore it has become necessary for us to continue to fight for these rights against unauthorized acts of our legislatures.  Why should we ever have to petition any legislator to put pressure on him/her to simply honor their oath of office?  The problem is simple.  We continue to elect individuals whose positions we do not know before we send them to office.  Personal protection is the first law of nature.  It is a God given right and responsibility and should never be "infringed" i.e. limited in any way.